"This takes the Crown Prince onto another level, wondrously complex, yet gleaming with the lustrous beauty of old sterling silver - like Jacobean, perhaps. The waves of fruits flow effortlessly across your palate, predominantly red, but with some purple, and all the architectural requirements have been subtly built behind the veil of fruit."
98 points, James Halliday, October 2018
"It can have its ups and downs but when Bass Phillip’s Estate Pinot Noir is good, it’s fabulous.
Character writ large. This is a meaty, undergrowthy pinot noir with orange blossom, musk and redcurrant characters both ushering it all along and offering a certain prettiness. It gets down and dirty but it spruces up well too. Firm tannin helps add some grunt; spiced cherries add another element; stewed rhubarb adds to the bass. Chockablock with interest."
93 Points, Campbell Mattinson, May 2018.
"Light to medium red colour with purple tints. The bouquet is savoury, chaffy, and has moved beyond simple primary fruit. There are fragrant dried herb and dried flower nuances. It's light to medium-bodied and soft, savoury, and like the Crown Prince has moved on from the simple primary fruit stage. Good drinking now and in the short to medium-term."
93 points, Huon Hooke, May 2018.
A vintage of good depth and ripeness. This shows plenty of fleshy, ripe and earthy red and dark cherries with attractive spices. The palate delivers impressive tannin depth and plenty of ripe red cherries. Good weight and balance. Punchy, driving depth, too.
94 points, jamessuckling.com (August 2018)